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ABOUT ABSOLUTELY CULTURED
Built on the foundations of the company that delivered Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, Absolutely Cultured continues to play a leading role in Hull’s future, as an arts company rooted in the city.
Absolutely Cultured will capitalise on the success of 2017, both through its own work and through working collectively with other partners in the city and colleagues across the cultural sector, to ensure Hull’s reputation as a centre for creativity and culture is upheld.
Our core purpose is to commission and produce a high quality, ambitious, surprising and imaginative programme of cultural events. Our events inhabit and animate Hull’s incredible outdoor spaces and we work with artists who create work which connects people and communities. We also continue to partner with national organisations to bring significant events to the city.
Alongside our commissioned work we programme and run Humber Street Gallery, now a firm fixture in the ever-evolving Fruit Market area of Hull, and develop our award-winning City of Culture Volunteer programme, continuing the opportunity to put people at the forefront of the city's iconic voice.
We are dedicated to supporting and developing the cultural sector in the city and further afield through direct initiatives and through sharing knowledge and learning. We are also committed to creative education and access to cultural opportunities, with all of our projects carrying a learning and engagement strand.
In a city where creativity thrives, we are proud to commission a world-class arts programme for residents and visitors. Made in Hull, but with a far-reaching ambition, we are and always will be Absolutely Cultured.
The Role of Trustee
The new Chair of Absolutely Cultured, Lee Corner took up the post in March 2018 following on from Rosie Millard, who stepped down after chairing the Board since its inception in 2014. Lee has started the process of refreshing the Board of Trustees to ensure the continued successful delivery of the legacy with an excellent and hardworking Executive team, a strong financial position and an exciting period of development ahead and is therefore now seeking exceptional candidates to join the board as trustees.
The trustees are required to support the Chair to provide leadership to Absolutely Cultured itself and to harness and direct the company of its exciting period ahead. A key element of this involves driving forwards the new strategic business plan, working with the Executive Team and partners across the city and the country. The Chair is the direct line manager of the CEO & Creative Director and leads the Trustee appointments and development.
Absolutely Cultured is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee and has a registered trading arm, Absolutely Cultured (Enterprises) Limited. The Trustees, directors in company law, are also the only members of the Company. The directors are expected to comply with their legal, financial and fiduciary duties under company law and as Trustees must also comply with charity law. Even though many of these duties are delegated to the Executive staff, the Board sets the context for delegation and for specific delegated powers, the ultimate joint responsibility for every aspect of the Company’s operation lies with the Board of Trustees.
Applications are especially welcome from diverse groups and those who may be considering their first non-executive role as well as experienced non-executives. This is a fixed term, three-year appointment which is unpaid position but with reasonable travel and expenses covered with Board Meetings currently held bi-monthly.
CLOSING DATE: 23:59 Sunday 24th June 2018
ASSESSMENT DATE: 4th and 5th July 2018 in Hull
Absolutely Cultured is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.